Friday, January 25, 2013

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Blueberries are very low in calories. 100 fresh berries provide only 57 calories. However, they possess health benefiting nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards you health.

Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits you can eat.  Research studies suggest that blueberries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes.  They are full of vitamins and minerals helping control blood pressure and help produce red blood cells.  So much from such a little berry. 

This is another good recipe to get those blueberries into your diet.  

1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup your favorite blueberry yogurt 
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 pecans or walnuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla until creamy.

Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt, yogurt, flour, and oats; mix together all ingredients until you have a thick batter. Add nuts if you like. Finally gently fold in your blueberries. 

Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan, smooth out top and sprinkle with oats. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 65 to 75 minutes or until done.  Cool 15 minutes, remove from pan.  Allow to cool completely.

Your family will love it and the air freshener can create that smell.  

Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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